I couldn't agree more. I hate it when I have the ability to choose which groups I give money to, and what they obtain/produce. It's so much better when you have the choice of only a few providers, each of which pumps tons of channels at you, most of which you wouldn't pay for if given the choice.
Netflix is becoming the equivalent of a channel at this point. They're stepping from the archive space into producing their own sitcom. It happens to be one I love dearly, and the last couple episodes clearly gave the impression that the actors wanted to find someone to do it. That part's just icing on the cake, though. I'm happy that a streaming service is actually paying for new content to be produced.
The FCC couldn't do it by mandating that satellite/cable/fiber optic/etc. television providers offer a la carte pricing. It looks like it's being done from the other side, though. The market is producing options for us. I'm happy about that.